Meet our Board of Directors (FY19-20)
Our volunteer-led Board leaders are comprised of passionate, informed, articulate, networked supporters: people willing to spread the word about our important work among their networks, use their individual skills and expertise to increase support for our mission, and bring key feedback to HMHB staff.
All Board members actively contribute time and personal resources to ensure the success of the organization.
Interested in becoming a Board member? Please email your resume and qualifications and why you would like to join this dynamic organization.
Tracey Ohta, Esq.
Chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association. Tracey is also a proud graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law and previously held director and Treasurer positions on the William S. Richardson School of Law Alumni Association’s board. Being a mother of two, Tracey joined the Board to help other mothers raise happy, healthy babies.
Kathleen Algire, MSW
Kathleen Algire is a mother of two and a passionate advocate for women and girls. A graduate from Columbia University’s School of Social Work, she holds a Masters of Social Work with a focus on policy. In her professional life, she focuses on increasing economic empowerment of women. Becoming a mom strengthened her belief that every family deserves a healthy start.
Carolyn is the Executive Director of the Cancer Center of Hawai’i. Prior to joining the Cancer Center of Hawaii, she served as the Compliance Officer and Director of Risk and Compliance at Adventist Health Castle and worked as a litigation attorney in the law office of Cades Schutte, LLP. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and received her law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai’i. She has professional certifications in the areas of Healthcare Finance, Healthcare Compliance, Privacy, and Risk Management. Carolyn also serves on the Hawaii American College of Healthcare Executives Board.
Amy Feeley-Austin, MS, MPH
Amy Feeley-Austin is the Director of Quality at AlohaCare, Hawaii’s first and only health plan devoted exclusively to Medicaid-eligible residents. She was previously the founding Executive Director of the State of Hawaii’s first accountable care organization, The Queens Health System Medicare ACO. Amy has more than 15 years of experience in public health policy and healthcare and social service operations, and has been deeply involved in the development of healthcare transformation policy in Hawaii and on the East Coast. Amy holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Paralegal Certificate from Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Bay Path University, and an additional Graduate Degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a staunch advocate for women and children’s health, particularly around issues related to perinatal health equity, and integrated behavioral health. She resides in Hawaii Kai with her husband Matthew; two teenaged sons, River and Connor, and 6 cats.
Yasmin Dar Fasi, a proud graduate of Aiea High School, is a full-time businesswoman and full-time mom of four little tots. The former news anchor graduated with a B.A. in biology and later received her M.A. in communications from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Today she is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of RKT Media, a video production company helping local businesses and nonprofits tell their story through creative videos.
Michelle Rocca, MSCP, LMHC
Michelle Rocca has been a mental health professional and community advocate since 2005. She has worked in a variety of settings including zero to three, domestic violence advocacy, training, and public policy, clinical practice as a sex offender treatment team co-therapist, and most recently as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) for foster care youth and those needing intensive in-home therapeutic services. She is a new mom who benefited directly from the support of the Piko Pals Program and joined the board to assist other new moms in accessing the services that HMHB has to offer.
LeighAnn Frattarelli, MD, MPH
Dr. LeighAnn Frattarelli is a board certified obstetrician gynecologist with a strong interest in public health as it pertains to gynecology and reproduction. She specializes in office gynecology and sees routine gynecology patients as well as infertility patients and patients with complicated gynecologic issues. Dr. Frattarelli is an active member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and the North American Menopausal Society. She was also an active member of the Emergency Contraceptive Working Group that was instrumental in passing and implementing the bill allowing pharmacy access to emergency contraception and the Perinatal Depression Network that educated the community and physicians about the realities of postpartum and peripartum depression.